fedora 25
obsolete weakness #289


Weakness Breakdown


An obsolete weakness occurs when someone uses deprecated or obsolete functions when building a system. As a programming language evolves, some functions occasionally become obsolete.

Warning code(s):

This C routine is considered obsolete.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Fedora 25 obsolete weakness.

     pgm->paged_write    = usbasp_tpi_paged_write;
    pgm->paged_load     = usbasp_tpi_paged_load;
    pgm->set_sck_period	= usbasp_tpi_set_sck_period;
    /* set sck period */
    pgm->set_sck_period(pgm, pgm->bitclock);

    /* connect to target device */
    usbasp_transmit(pgm, 1, USBASP_FUNC_CONNECT, temp, res, sizeof(res));

    /* change interface */
    pgm->program_enable = usbasp_spi_program_enable;
    pgm->chip_erase     = usbasp_spi_chip_erase;
    pgm->cmd            = usbasp_spi_cmd;
    pgm->read_byte      = avr_read_byte_default;
    pgm->write_byte     = avr_write_byte_default;
    pgm->paged_write    = usbasp_spi_paged_write;
    pgm->paged_load     = usbasp_spi_paged_load;
    pgm->set_sck_period	= usbasp_spi_set_sck_period;

  /* wait, so device is ready to receive commands */

  return pgm->program_enable(pgm, p);

/* SPI specific functions */
static int usbasp_spi_cmd(PROGRAMMER * pgm, const unsigned char *cmd,
                   unsigned char *res)
  avrdude_message(MSG_DEBUG, "%s: usbasp_spi_cmd(0x%02x, 0x%02x, 0x%02x, 0x%02x)%s",
	    progname, cmd[0], cmd[1], cmd[2], cmd[3],
	    verbose > 3? "...\n": "");

  int nbytes =
    usbasp_transmit(pgm, 1, USBASP_FUNC_TRANSMIT, cmd, res, 4);

  if(nbytes != 4){
    if (verbose == 3)
      putc('\n', stderr);

    avrdude_message(MSG_INFO, "%s: error: wrong responds size\n",
    return -1;
  avrdude_message(MSG_TRACE, "%s: usbasp_spi_cmd()", progname);
  avrdude_message(MSG_DEBUG, " => 0x%02x, 0x%02x, 0x%02x, 0x%02x\n", 

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